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Seven area students receive 4-H scholarships Seven area high school seniors received 4-H scholarships as selected annually by the Rock County 4-H Executive Committee. Recipients for 2022 include: •Morgan Gonnerman, Luverne, member of the Willing Workers 4-H Club and daughter of Mike and Paula...
Area students graduate from SDSU Several area students graduated from South Dakota State University, Brookings, following the Summer and Fall 2021 semesters. The following graduates are listed with honors, degree and hometown: Dakota Steensma, Master of Science, graduate school, Hills; Colton...
Magnolia woman earns business accolades Rock County native Wendy Wills is among the Top 25 Women in Business for 2022 named by Prairie Business Magazine. “We are grateful for her leadership, dedication to our customers, and support of the Sioux Falls community,” was the Facebook by First...
SDSU releases Fall 2021 dean’s list South Dakota State University, Brookings, has released its Fall 2021 dean’s list. To be eligible, students must earn a minimum of a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale with at least 12 graded credits. Students with a 4.0 are indicated with an asterisk after their name. Hills...
Luverne-Adrian FFA attends SMSU Ag Bowl Nine members of the Luverne-Adrian FFA Chapter traveled to Marshall Feb. 11 for the Southwest Minnesota State University Ag Bowl. Participating in the ag sale contest were A.J. Ossefoort, Jaden Reisch and Rydell Uithoven. Ossefoort tallied the high score for...
Kruse named to St. Mary’s dean’s list Kasyn Kruse was named to the Fall 2021 semester dean’s list at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota in Winona. To be eligible, students must earn at least a 3.6 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Kasyn is the son of Jason and Karla Kruse of Luverne.   Students named to Winona...
Jenifer Martinyuk
Hills-Beaver Creek High School junior Jenifer Martinyuk was recently awarded second place in the District 3 Voice of Democracy writing contest. She received $100 from the District 3 VFW and $25 from the District 3 VFW Auxiliary. Martinyuk’s essay titled “America’s Gift to My Generation is Pride”...
Midwest Fire Equipment & Repair Company, Luverne, announced today that the company has hired Scott Boll as a sales representative to their growing team.  Boll, a Luverne native, attended Vermilion Community College in Ely. He has spent time in other areas of Minnesota over the years, helping...
Farmers Mutual Hail recognizes Shirley Top as top-producing agent Shirley Top with Kozlowski Insurance Agency and Financial Services Inc. of Luverne has recently been recognized as a top-producing crop insurance agent for Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company (FMH). FMH recognizes the top-producing...
Jadyn Anderson received the Design of Excellence Award for Fall 2021 for her architectural studio project.
Anderson on dean’s list, earns design award Jadyn Anderson was named to the Dean’s List at Arizona State University Herberger Institute for Design for the Fall 2021 semester. To qualify, students must maintain a 3.5 GPA or higher with 12 credits or more. Anderson also received the Design of...

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